George Faktaufon has been the secretary general of the Association of South Pacific Airlines since 1988 and was instrumental in the creation the organisation in 1986. Mr Faktaufon spent 15 years at Air Pacific in a variety of management roles in Fiji, New Zealand and Australia. He led a two-man team that produced the company’s first five-year strategic plan in 1984 that resulted in the management agreement with Qantas. Mr Faktaufon took early retirement from Air Pacific in late 1984 and established his own consultancy. He has a degree in transport economics and has studied aerospace law.